Thanks to HoudahSpot for sponsoring this week! From now through October 2nd, you can pick up a copy for 30% off and support this blog at the same time. See the end of the post for a coupon code.

HoudahSpot is like OS X Spotlight on steroids. It takes the tedium out of file search by locating the files you really need. Here are a few examples:

  • Mails about a CV or resumé received this year
  • Word processing files containing an invoice or estimate
  • Image files named “logo” more that 512 pixels wide
  • Files created, modified or opened in the last 7 days

HoudahSpot lets you find files using multiple criteria (such as name, text content, kind, pixel count, and a wide assortment of other metadata), and searches are easy to build with a few clicks. HoudahSpot shows your results in a convenient and easy-to-use interface that keeps all your important data within reach.

  • Fill in a simple search form with the details of the files you want to find.
  • Add and combine criteria (name, text, content kind, author, image dimensions, and more) to narrow the results to the exact files you need
  • Search multiple folders, and exclude others
  • Preview the files you find, and see detailed info right in HoudahSpot
  • Set HoudahSpot to open with a defined set of criteria, search locations and result columns, ready to search immediately
  • Create templates for common searches, and save combinations of criteria as “snippets” that you can drag into other searches

Stop spending time looking for files, pictures, and messages when you could be using them. Take a look at HoudahSpot and—this week only—use the coupon code TERPSTRA at checkout and get 30% off! (Good until October 2nd.)